February 2004

February 2004   Vol.34 Num.2
Table of Contents (pdf)

Features

Arizona and the Gadsden Purchase

Celebrating the treaty that gave us the Copper State

by Bob Jones

Montana Gemstones, Dinosaurs and Hospitality

Screening sapphires in part two of three

by Kenneth H. Rohn

The Frugal Collector: Quartz

Part I: Easy to collect and educational, too

by Bob Jones

Cataloging Your Collection

There's a software product that can help you get started

by Lori Carter

Rock & Gem Kids

Collecting tools and a crossword

by Steve Decker

Lightning Ridge Opal Carves a New Niche

Carving saves precious material and looks cool!

by Jenni Brammall and Joan Millton

Cleaning Up in Quartzsite

Hobby prospecting in the Arizona desert

by Gail Butler

DinoDragon Project

An international effort boosts interest in earth science

by Dr. Timothy Huang

Panning Sites along U.S. Highway 101

Sonoma, San Luis Obispo, Mendocino, Del Norte (CA), Lincoln, Curry (OR), Clallam, and Pacific (WA) counties

by David and Clois Walker

Visiting the Gilsum Rock Swap

This small-town show makes collectors feel welcome

by Robert Beard

The Vermilion Lake Gold Rush

Dreams of gold dust turn to rust

by Kenneth H. Rohn

Inside the Carlin Trend

It's America's greatest gold district

by Steve Voynick

Projects

Egyptian Fan Carving Sequence

See how opal is carved

by Jenni Brammall

 

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